Unity permits benign Firefox popups to accumulate and be forgotten

Bug #782852 reported by Eric Appleman on 2011-05-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Fix Released
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

An hour of browsing on my machine will end up with an ever-open Download popup and other popups I permit.

The average user will never notice unless they expo their Firefox windows or notice the tick marks.

This issue was never a problem with the gnome-panel because all popup windows were presented on the bottom bar and were immediately obvious. It's not obvious with Unity and it takes a lot of clicks or key presses to close multiple popups

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.39-1.6-genusername 2.6.39-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.39-1-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Sat May 14 21:09:37 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110409)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Eric Appleman (erappleman) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Perseid (perseid) wrote :

"it takes a lot of clicks or key presses to close multiple popups"
I opened a separate bug for that, see #786251

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

A simple solution would be to add a "close" button on every window in expose as it was in ubuntu-10.10 unity

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

waiting for design feedback.
Note: this was not an issue in Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. However, I am closing it because the bug has been fixed in the latest development version of Unity.

If running an application such as your browser in fullscreen mode, all open windows are indicated in the Unity Launcher by means of ticks beside the application icon. In addition, the windows can be selected and closed using the Unity Workspace Switcher or Alt-Tab Switcher.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
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